International Students

No matter where you're from, we're here to help you succeed.

We welcome you to UCLA Extension.

Whether you want to improve your English language skills or study side by side with American professionals and students, we offer a number of programs to accommodate your needs.


Founded in 1919, the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is one of the most prestigious and top-ranked universities in the U.S. With a student population of more than 40,000, UCLA leads the UC system in enrollment rankings. The distinguished faculty includes Nobel Prize winners, Guggenheim Fellows, and members of the National Academy of Sciences. UCLA is also known for its libraries, prize-winning athletic teams, performing arts, and cultural offerings. 

UCLA Extension

UCLA Extension is a part of the UCLA Division of Continuing Education. With more than 40,000 participants per year, UCLA Extension is said to be the largest single-campus continuing education program in the world, with courses offered in a variety of locations including Westwood, Downtown Los Angeles, Woodland Hills and online. UCLA Extension does not offer degree programs; however, it offers a wide variety of university-level, credit-bearing courses as well as many other courses and programs for students and professionals.

Our student body includes nearly 3,000 international students and professionals per year. Many professionals who have university degrees enroll in UCLA Extension courses and programs to update their knowledge in such fields as engineering, computer science, business and management, health sciences, and teacher education. 


UCLA and UCLA Extension are located in Westwood Village, one of the safest neighborhoods in Los Angeles. Surrounding Westwood Village are upscale cities such as Bel Air, Beverly Hills, Century City, Brentwood, and Santa Monica. Most students and residents get around in Westwood on foot; however, three major bus companies serve Westwood and UCLA and take passengers to and from all parts of the city and beaches. Westwood village features theaters, shops, markets, museums, and a variety of restaurants

Learn more about our international programs.


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